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Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund

Transport Scotland’s Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund is an opportunity for public, community and third sector organisations to apply for capital funding under the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 Programme to facilitate the delivery of active travel and low carbon transport hubs. 

Organisations can bid for up to 40/50% of their total project costs, up to £2M, with the remainder of project costs provided through match funding from other non-European public sources.

The deadline for all applications is 4pm, Tuesday 28 February 2017.  

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Application process

There are five documents you will need to make an application to the LCTT Challenge Fund:

1. LCTT Challenge Fund Application Form

Please email lctt@est.org.uk for a copy of this form and to register your interest in applying.

2. LCTT Challenge Fund Notes for Applicants

This is a non-writeable copy of the LCTT Challenge Fund Application Form with an explanation of each question, to help inform your answers.

3. LCTT Challenge Fund Guidance for Applicants

This document provides an overview and guidance to help you complete an application.

4. LCTT Challenge Fund Assessment Process This document provides an overview of the assessment process.
Annex 8 - Financial Information spreadsheet Applicants need to submit a completed financial information spreadsheet with their application form. Due 28 February 2017, 4pm.

If your project proposal includes construction, upgrading or bringing back into use any path or path network, please also read Transport Scotland’s Paths Guidance.

Assessment process

Once applications have been received they will be checked to ensure eligibility. Eligible applications will undergo a full assessment and will be scored against nine project impact criteria. These scores will then be presented to an Assessment Panel for their consideration. For more detail on this process please read the LCTT Challenge Fund Assessment Process document.

If you have any questions, would like to discuss your project proposal and/or would like support in developing your application, please contact the Energy Saving Trust LCTT Challenge Fund team:

Email: lctt@est.org.uk 
Phone: 0131 555 8691 

The Energy Saving Trust has been appointed by Transport Scotland to administer the fund.  

Supporting information 

We recently held webinars to explain the application form and key requirements. Download slides here or watch the video.  

To discuss your project on a one-to-one basis with Transport Scotland and/or Energy Saving Trust, email lctt@est.org.uk.  

Background and strategic aims of the Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund

Transport Scotland has been awarded £13.9M under the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 programme to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport and improve air quality. 

£8M of this funding will be used to deliver the Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge Fund. This will support the strategic aims of the LCTT Programme:

  • To increase the number of journeys made by public transport, active travel or low-carbon vehicles
  • To support active travel hubs (facilities and routes to support cycling, walking and public transport use as an alternative to the car)
  • To provide low carbon transport hubs and reliable low-carbon refuelling services at strategic sites.

Through the LCTT Challenge Fund, Transport Scotland is seeking to deliver the targets it has committed to as part of the overall LCTT programme aims by 2018 to:

  • create 6 Low Carbon Travel and Transport Hubs
  • construct up to 53 km of cycle networks or walking paths
  • increase the number of low carbon vehicle registrations in Scotland by 50

 

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Contact us

For any questions and support during the application process, please email the Energy Saving Trust LCTT Challenge Fund project team. You can also call on 0131 555 8691 or follow @EST_Scotland on Twitter.

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